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Haku Mele Hoku Awards

The Na Hoku Hanohano Haku Mele Award goes to the composer of the best first-released song or chang primarily in the Hawaiian Language. Winners are selected based on poetic use of the Hawaiian language, proper choice of words and phrases of the Hawaiian language, and musical composition. Here are all of the winners of the Haku Mele Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, since the very first award ceremony in 1978.

2008
He Aloha Album Featuring Cody Pueo Pata
SONG: Miliopua
ARTIST AND COMPOSER: Cody Pueo Pata
ALBUM: He Aloha
LABEL: Ululoa Productions
Buy the "He Aloha" CD at Amazon.com

2007
SONG TITLE: Niihau
COMPOSER: Pekelo Cosma and Ileialoha Beniamine,
FROM ALBUM "Hana by the Sea"
LABEL: Pekelo Music

2006
SONG TITLE: Ehuehu Mae Nei 'O Manoa
COMPOSER: Kihei de Silva
ALBUM TITLE: "Ka 'Upu Aloha: Alone with My Thoughts,"
ARTIST: Aaron J. Sala
LABEL: Hula

2005
COMPOSER: Kimo Alama Keaulana
SONG TITLE: "Kinoiki Kekaulike"
ALBUM TITLE: "Hula Lives!"
ARTIST: Kimo Alama Keaulana
PRODUCER: Mele Nani Music

2004
COMPOSER: Kaumaka'iwa Lopaka Kanakaole
SONG TITLE: "Mele Ha'i Kupuna"

2003
COMPOSER: Julian Ako
SONG TITLE: "Pili Kapekepeke"
ALBUM TITLE: "Makani 'Olu'olu
ARTIST: Na Palapalai
PRODUCER: Koops 2

2002
COMPOSER: Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
SONG TITLE: "Aloha Ku'u Home A I Ke 'Alohi"
ALBUM TITLE: "Holomua"
ARTIST: Sean Na'auao
PRODUCER: Poi Pounder

2001
SONG TITLE: "Mapu Mau ke Ala"
COMPOSER: Julian Ako of 'Ala'e,
ALBUM TITLE: "Take Me Home"
PRODUCER: Poki

2000 (tie)
COMPOSER: Ida Pakulani Long
SONG TITLE: "'Opi'opi'o"
ALBUM TITLE: "Three Generation: 'Ekolu Hanauna Nei"
ARTISTS: 'Ikaika Brown and Three Generations
PRODUCER: Pepeiao

2000 (tie)
COMPOSER: Lee Ann Anuenue Punua
SONG TITLE: "Pua A'ali'i,"
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'okena 5"
ARTIST: Ho'okena
PRODUCER: Ho'omau

1999
COMPOSERS: Nalani Kanka'ole and Pualani Kanaka'ole
SONG TITLE: "Eo Mai 'O Ka'uku"
ALBUM TITLE: "Uwolani"
ARTIST: Halau O Kekuhi
PRODUCER: Liko

1998
COMPOSER: Puakea Nogelmeier
SONG TITLE: "Nematoda"
ALBUM TITLE: "E O Mai"
ARTIST: Keali'i Reichel

1997
COMPOSERS: Kihei deSilva and Moe Keale
SONG TITLE: "Lihau"
ALBUM TITLE: "Imagine"
ARTIST: Moe Keale

1996
COMPOSER: Keali`i Reichel
SONG TITLE: "Ku`u Pua Mae`ole"
ALBUM TITLE: Lei Hali`a,
PERFORMER: Keali'i Reichel

1995
COMPOSERS: William Panui and Louis Moon Kauakahi
SONG TITLE: "Ke Alaula"
ALBUM TITLE: "Ke Alaula"
ARTISTS: Makaha Sons

1994
COMPOSERS: Ku'uipo Kumukahi and Samuel Kumukahi
SONG TITLE: "O Wai Kulumea"
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Hiwa Kupuna O Ku'u One"
ARTIST: Ku'uipo Kumukahi

1993
COMPOSER: Jean Iliealoha Beniamina
SONG TITLE: "Pua'ala Aumoe"
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'oluana"
ARTISTS: Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau

1992
COMPOSER: Haunani Apoliona
SONG TITLE: "E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo"
ALBUM TITLE: "E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo - Enduring Pride"
ARTIST: Olomana

1990
COMPOSER: Frank Hewett
SONG TITLE: "Poliahu"
ALBUM TITLE: "Self Portrait"
ARTIST: Teresa Bright

1989
COMPOSER: Larry Kimura
SONG TITLE: "To'u He Ahiahi"
ALBUM TITLE: "The Guitar Man"
ARTIST: The Peter Moon Band

1988
COMPOSER: Haunani Apoliona
SONG TITLE: "Kukuiohiwai"
ALBUM TITLE: "Na Lei Hulu Makua, Na Wahine Hawai'i"
ARTIST: Haunani Apoliona

1987
COMPOSER: Jean Beniamina
SONG TITLE: "Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i"
ALBUM TITLE: "Ho'ola"
ARTISTS: Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau

1986
COMPOSERS: Irmgard Aluli and Lokomaika`i Snakenberg
SONG TITLE: "E Pili Mae `Oe A`u"
ALBUM TITLE: "Women of the Throne"
ARTISTS: Nalani Olds Napoleon and Leo Anderson Makana

1985
SONG TITLE: "Alu Like"
COMPOSER: Haunani Apoliona
ALBUM TITLE: "Alu Like"

1984
SONG TITLE: "Ka Hanu Pua Mokihana"
COMPOSER: Manu Boyd
ALBUM TITLE: "Proud Family:
ARTISTS: The Brothers Cazimero

1983
SONG TITLE: "E Pili Mai"
COMPOSERS: Larry Kimura & Peter Moon
ALBUM TITLE: "Cane Fire"
ARTIST: The Peter Moon Band

1982
SONG TITLE: "E Ku`u Sweet Lei Poina `Ole"
COMPOSER: Emma DeFries
ALBUM: "Come To Me Gently"
ARTIST: Olomana

1981
SONG TITLE: "Ka Wai Lehua A`ala Ka Honua"
COMPOSER: Frank Kawai Hewett - Composer,
ALBUM TITLE: "Waikiki My Castle By The Sea"
ARTISTS: The Brothers Cazimero

1980
In 1980 there was a "song of the year" and a "new Hawaiian song of the year".

1979
COMPOSER: Keola Beamer
SONG TITLE: "Honolulu City Lights"
ALBUM TITLE: "Honolulu City Lights"
ARTISTS: Keola and Kapono Beamer
(in 1979 there was a "best composer" award)

1978
COMPOSER: Kapono Ka'aihue
SONG: "Sailin"
ALBUM: Night Music (is this the album?)
ARTISTS: Cecilio & Kapono
(in 1979 there was a "best composer" award)

See also:
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Category
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Artist
  • Na Hoku Hanohano Awards - by Year



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